Skokie Review, Pioneer Press up for IPA awards
Skokie's Apple store in Westfield Old Orchard has a display of the new iPad 2 last March, part of Mike Isaacs' business story in the Review that has won an Illinois Press Association business reporting award .| Mike Isaacs~Sun-Times Media
Updated: June 4, 2012 11:01AM
The Illinois Press Association has announced that Pioneer Press and Doings titles, including the Skokie Review, will be presented with 25 awards, ranging from first place to honorable mention, at the group’s annual convention June 13-15 in downstate Springfield.
“This recognition speaks to the commitment to quality content that we have at Pioneer Press,” Publisher Chris Krug said.
Mike Isaacs is a winner best business/economic reporting category for his March 24, 2011, story titled, “Hunting Before Dawn for the Elusive iPad 2” Although entered for the Skokie Review, the story also ran in the Lincolnwood Review.
Staff writer Irv Leavitt was nominated for his feature writing for his column, The Unemployee, which is a regular feature in the Review.
Staff writer Karen Berkowitz is a winner in two categories, best school board coverage for “College ready-or-not?” and best coverage of taxation for her analysis of property taxes.
Senior Editor Meg Moore is also a double winner for best lifestyle section and best original column for “The Style Counselor.”
Jennifer Clark, editor of the Oak Leaves of Oak Park, is a winner in four categories. Her newspaper is a winner in the general excellence category, the paper’s opinion section is up for best editorial page and she will also be honored for her editorial, “List is a wake-up call.” Clark is also a co-recipient of the best website award, along with Web Editor Bill Ruminski, for the Oak Leaves’ site.
The Oak Leaves is also a winner for enterprise reporting for Bill Dwyer’s work on “The Tragic Case of Catherine Trage,” and in the best lifestyle section category for its Diversions section.
The Doings of LaGrange, under editor Brett Johnson, is also a winner in the general excellence field.
Reporter Todd Shields is a winner in two categories as well. Shields will be honored for his government beat reporting in the Oak Leaves for “Beat: village low-income housing,” and along with photographer Dan Luedert in the best web project field for “Joyful tears punctuate civil union,” also in the Oak Leaves.
Graphics journalist Lenore Krasner is a winner in two categories as well, best page design for “Getting Fresh at Wilde & Greene” and best informational graphic for “Bike-Walk Highland Park” in the Highland Park News.
Pioneer Press photos were honored in five categories. Michael Schmidt will receive two honor, one for best feature photo for “Dodgeball Dance,” the other for best sports photo for “Winning Point Reaction.” Rob Hart also has a winning entry in the best sports photo field for “Wrestling Reaction.” Additionally, Tom Cruze is a winner for best general news photo for “27 Story Rappel” and Suzanne Tennant is a best personality portrait for “Lost Child.”
Other winners include: Charles Berman, best sports feature, “Gone, but not forgotten,” Barrington Courier-Review; Rich Martin, best sports story, “Compher laces skates for Ann Arbor,” Northbrook Star; and Jane Michaels, best school board coverage for her coverage of Lyons Township High School District 204 for the Doings of LaGrange;